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North porch concrete pour
September 4, 2020

North porch concrete pour

We have poured the concrete foundation for the temporary steel support frame that will be used to stabilise the north porch of Christ Church Cathedral.

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Cathedral update – Spring
September 3, 2020

Cathedral update – Spring

Concrete pours, stabilisation action all round

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1 September 2020 Project Video Update
August 31, 2020

1 September 2020 Project Video Update

Hear Project Director Keith Paterson describe the early stage of stabilising the Cathedral.

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Newsletter – Kidsfest fun and Cathedral update
July 12, 2020

Newsletter – Kidsfest fun and Cathedral update

Cathedral update July 2020

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July 8, 2020

Request for Order in Council

UPDATE 28 August 2020 - Order in Council approved.

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June 2020 Project Update Video
June 19, 2020

June 2020 Project Update Video

Listen as Project Director, Keith Paterson, explains some of the key activities underway on site.

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June 16, 2020

Work Notice – June 2020

Cathedral stabilisation work notice - tree pruning

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Cathedral Update – June 2020
June 8, 2020

Cathedral Update – June 2020

Things are getting physical

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Our Amazing Intern
May 29, 2020

Our Amazing Intern

We were delighted to host an intern from the University of Canterbury between February and May 2020.

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Work notice – May to July 2020
May 22, 2020

Work notice – May to July 2020

We are setting up the site for construction and preparing for stabilisation.

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Kids, COVID19 and the Cathedral
May 19, 2020

Kids, COVID19 and the Cathedral

While we were all in our bubbles over the past few weeks, we saw an opportunity to creatively engage children about the project.

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Blessing of workers and Cathedral site
May 12, 2020

Blessing of workers and Cathedral site

Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Lawrence Kimberley, and Bishop of Te Waipounamu, Richard Wallace, bless the site and all who will work on the project. Physical work on the Cathedral will begin in the coming days.

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Cathedral site blessing live streamed
May 11, 2020

Cathedral site blessing live streamed

A modern twist to a traditional ceremony

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Cathedral update – site blessing
May 7, 2020

Cathedral update – site blessing

Join us for the live streaming of our site blessing

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Blessing of workers and Cathedral site
May 6, 2020

Blessing of workers and Cathedral site

Join us for the live streaming of the Blessing, which signals that work is about to begin on site: 7:45am, Tuesday 12 May (NZ time).

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First physical work on Cathedral once COVID19 guidelines permit
April 15, 2020

First physical work on Cathedral once COVID19 guidelines permit

Media release

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Cathedral update – Easter greetings
April 15, 2020

Cathedral update – Easter greetings

Staying strong in the face of adversity

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Easter Blessings 2020
April 8, 2020

Easter Blessings 2020

During the COVID19 Lockdown of 2020 Dean Lawrence Kimberley, Dean of Christchurch reminds us to love one another.

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Stained glass stories
March 30, 2020

Stained glass stories

The stained glass windows of the Cathedral have two layers of story.

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A Christchurch Christening Gown
March 25, 2020

A Christchurch Christening Gown

Listen as Mrs Bowden from Kent UK describes her visit to the Cathedral just days before the earthquake. She has donated a Christening Gown to help with fundraising for the reinstatement.

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A Cathedral Story – A Canterbury wool cope
March 24, 2020

A Cathedral Story – A Canterbury wool cope

Watch as two very dedicated women tell the story of making the Cope (cloak) for the ordination of Rt Rev Maurice Goodall at Christ Church Cathedral.

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A Cathedral Story – Ross Clapp, Cabinetmaker
March 24, 2020

A Cathedral Story – Ross Clapp, Cabinetmaker

Watch retired Cabinetmaker Ross Clapp describe his work for the Cathedral in the 1980s.

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“All will be well” mural
March 24, 2020

“All will be well” mural

Watch as students from Ara explain how they designed the "All will be well" mural for the fence of the Cathedral.

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Lighting up the Cathedral
March 24, 2020

Lighting up the Cathedral

Watch as we lit up the Cathedral in August 2019 after 8 years of darkness.

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Bringing back the bells
March 24, 2020

Bringing back the bells

Watch as we symbolically brought back the sound of bells to the Cathedral in winter 2019 after 8 years of silence.

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Cathedral update – March 2020 Newsletter
March 9, 2020

Cathedral update – March 2020 Newsletter

Things are about to get physical 🏋️‍♀️💪🏋️‍♂️

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March 9, 2020

Work Notice – March 2020

Pre-construction site inspection

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Green light for Cathedral stabilisation works
March 5, 2020

Green light for Cathedral stabilisation works

Resource Consent granted for stabilisation works

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Resource Consent Application
December 18, 2019

Resource Consent Application

Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Limited has lodged a consent application for stabilisation work.

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Our Summer Brochure 2019/2020
December 13, 2019

Our Summer Brochure 2019/2020

Read the brochure

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Christmas 2019 Newsletter
December 12, 2019

Christmas 2019 Newsletter

Cathedral update - Christmas 2019

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Celebrating our new Royal Patron
November 29, 2019

Celebrating our new Royal Patron

Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project celebrates its new patron

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November 24, 2019

A Royal Patron and Royal Visit

Watch highlights of the day in November 2019 that His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales met with Cathedral supporters and visited the Cathedral site.

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Royal support for Cathedral project
November 23, 2019

Royal support for Cathedral project

The Prince of Wales announced as the Royal Patron for the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project

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Media Release: Christ Church Cathedral to host Prince Charles during Royal Visit
November 10, 2019

Media Release: Christ Church Cathedral to host Prince Charles during Royal Visit

Cathedral site to be visited by The Prince of Wales

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October Newsletter
October 29, 2019

October Newsletter

Cathedral Update - October 2019

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A stonemason explains
October 18, 2019

A stonemason explains

Hear stonemason Mark Whyte explain how stone and glass has been retrieved and catalogued for the reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral.

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Our amazing people – Peter Marshall
October 1, 2019

Our amazing people – Peter Marshall

Reinstating a sacred and iconic Cathedral is no everyday project. 

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Blessing of the Animals 2019
September 16, 2019

Blessing of the Animals 2019

All creatures great and small are welcome at this special Cathedral service for people and the important animals in their lives.

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Crafty fun for kids – Heritage Festival Rose Window Event
September 16, 2019

Crafty fun for kids – Heritage Festival Rose Window Event

A fun opportunity for children aged 5 to 10 to get crafty while finding out the story behind Christ Church Cathedral's iconic Rose Window.

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September 6, 2019

Media Release: Celebrating the rich heritage of Christ Church Cathedral

Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement Project is thrilled to be part of the 2019 Beca Christchurch Heritage festival.

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Bookings now open for our fabulous Heritage Festival events.
September 2, 2019

Bookings now open for our fabulous Heritage Festival events.

Christ Church Cathedral has a rich heritage and we invite everyone to come and see for themselves.

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August 30, 2019

Our Amazing People – Dean Lawrence Kimberley

Speaking from the Transitional Cathedral, Dean of Christchurch Lawrence Kimberley shares his excitement about bringing people back to Cathedral Square as part of the reinstatement of the Cathedral.

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August Newsletter
August 11, 2019

August Newsletter

Cathedral Update - August 2019.

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Read the Winter 2019 Update in Te Reo, Samoan or Simplified Chinese
August 7, 2019

Read the Winter 2019 Update in Te Reo, Samoan or Simplified Chinese

We want our communication to be widely accessible, so we've translated our Winter 2019 update into the three most commonly spoken languages other than English.

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Lighting up the Cathedral
August 6, 2019

Lighting up the Cathedral

Throughout August the Cathedral will be luminescent in pink and blue, lighting up Cathedral Square and reminding people that there is a project underway to reinstate the Cathedral.

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Read the brochure
August 1, 2019

Read the brochure

Our Winter 2019 brochure is hot off the press.

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Naylor Love appointment
August 1, 2019

Naylor Love appointment

We are pleased to announce that Naylor Love Canterbury Limited will provide construction logistics, methodologies and programme advice for the project and will begin work in early August 2019.

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August work notice
July 30, 2019

August work notice

In August we'll be doing some soil sampling, and removing moss and other unwanted vegetation.

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July 2019 Work notice
July 23, 2019

July 2019 Work notice

From 29 July to 2 August 2019 we'll be doing maintenance to the trees around the Cathedral site.

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Embracing heritage
July 21, 2019

Embracing heritage

We’re looking forward to sharing the Cathedral’s rich heritage during the 2019 Beca Christchurch Heritage Festival in October.

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July Newsletter
July 11, 2019

July Newsletter

Cathedral update - July 2019.

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Bringing back the bells
June 21, 2019

Bringing back the bells

A light-hearted event was held at Cathedral Square today to mark the playing of a recording of the Cathedral bells. The bells will be heard every Friday lunchtime.

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An angel from the window
June 6, 2019

An angel from the window

Workers were thrilled to discover a beautiful section of intact stained glass from the Christ Church Cathedral’s Rose Window. It depicts the head of one of the heavenly hierarchy of angels and measures about 13cm by 12cm.

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Work notice – May 2019
May 15, 2019

Work notice – May 2019

In the coming weeks we'll be doing some general maintenance on site and work to protect heritage.

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May Newsletter
May 13, 2019

May Newsletter

Cathedral update - May 2019

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May 2019 Work notice
May 2, 2019

May 2019 Work notice

In the coming weeks we'll be doing some general maintenance on site and work to protect heritage.

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April 30, 2019

Key appointments for Cathedral

The appointment of key consultants to the team is a significant step forward for the Christ Church Cathedral Reinstatement project.

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February Newsletter
February 27, 2019

February Newsletter

Cathedral update - February 2019

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Framing removal work almost complete
February 1, 2019

Framing removal work almost complete

The front of Christ Church Cathedral can now be clearly seen following the recent removal of steel framing.

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Steel framing coming down
January 16, 2019

Steel framing coming down

Work on removing steel framing from the front of Christ Church Cathedral is well underway.

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Cathedral site preparation work continues
December 12, 2018

Cathedral site preparation work continues

The assembly of a large crane on-site marks another step on the pathway to reinstatement for Christ Church Cathedral.

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Experienced engineer to lead reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral
December 4, 2018

Experienced engineer to lead reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral

An engineer with more than 30 years’ experience has been appointed as the Project Director for the reinstatement of Christ Church Cathedral.

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July 12, 2020

Newsletter – Kidsfest fun and Cathedral update

Cathedral update July 2020

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July 8, 2020

Request for Order in Council

UPDATE 28 August 2020 - Order in Council approved.

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June 19, 2020

June 2020 Project Update Video

Listen as Project Director, Keith Paterson, explains some of the key activities underway on site.

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June 16, 2020

Work Notice – June 2020

Cathedral stabilisation work notice - tree pruning

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June 8, 2020

Cathedral Update – June 2020

Things are getting physical

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May 29, 2020

Our Amazing Intern

We were delighted to host an intern from the University of Canterbury between February and May 2020.

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May 22, 2020

Work notice – May to July 2020

We are setting up the site for construction and preparing for stabilisation.

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May 19, 2020

Kids, COVID19 and the Cathedral

While we were all in our bubbles over the past few weeks, we saw an opportunity to creatively engage children about the project.

Read more
May 12, 2020

Blessing of workers and Cathedral site

Dean of Christ Church Cathedral, Lawrence Kimberley, and Bishop of Te Waipounamu, Richard Wallace, bless the site and all who will work on the project. Physical work on the Cathedral will begin in the coming days.

Read more
May 11, 2020

Cathedral site blessing live streamed

A modern twist to a traditional ceremony

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